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This is a discussion on 1974 Honda CB450 De3 Customs Cafe Racer For Sale within the Bikes For Sale forums, part of the Classifieds category; Originally Posted by Geeto67 what's your point? That's just the guy's shop. He used the stock cb450 swingarm to "convert" the bike to under chassis ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    what's your point? That's just the guy's shop. He used the stock cb450 swingarm to "convert" the bike to under chassis puller type shocks/springs. The stock swingarm was never designed to operate that way and is going to twist like a wet noodle. ever see a real harley softtail? the whole rear assembly is a triangle for rigidity (not just to look like a faux hardtail). It's garbage. I don't even think the tabs are all that sturdy because they are single sided and not a clevis like every other swingarm shock mount.
    That was my point. They were claiming the frame. That and the fact that they were claiming it came from a softtail. I don't doubt that it's garbage. I also think I would prefer it to that Suzuki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fk5 View Post
    That was my point. They were claiming the frame. That and the fact that they were claiming it came from a softtail. I don't doubt that it's garbage. I also think I would prefer it to that Suzuki.
    they aren't claiming it came from a softtail (though the shocks likely did), they were claiming it was a "softtail", which technically they would be right since it is a sprung rear suspension and softail used to just mean suspension rear chopper frames. Just because harley tradmarked the term softtail doesn't mean it's original meaning changed.
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